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Muslim family selects new-born baby’s name as Narendra Modi

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Lucknow: BJP supporters call it the “New India” that wipes away caste and religious boundaries. And offering proof is a Muslim family in Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda district who has named their newborn son Narendra Damodardas Modi.

The child was born on May 23, the day Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP returned to power with an overwhelming majority.

 

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The infant’s mother, Mehnaaz Begum, wanted to name her son after the Prime Minister and stood her ground in face of expected opposition from her family.

The newborn’s father Mushtaq Ahmad, however, supported his wife and the baby was named after Modi.

 

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The baby’s grandfather Idris said that the family agreed to the name because of their admiration for the Prime Minister.

Commenting on the development, BJP spokesman Harish Srivastava said: “There could not be a bigger example of the ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ concept that did not differentiate between Hindus and Muslims. It is only the pseudo-secular forces that want to create an atmosphere of terror. Muslims are beginning to realize that the Modi government means well for them too. This family has proved it.”

 

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The news comes a day after the All India Muslim Personal law Board issued a statement asking Muslims not to “worry” over the BJP’s victory. “We have faced several critical situations and this time too we will tide over it,” it said in a statement.

AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi, while addressing the media on Thursday as the Lok Sabha results came out, said tough times may await the nation’s marginalized communities in days to come. He also said that Modi has busted the myth of Muslim vote bank and instead proved that a “Hindu vote bank” exists.

 

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SBI aims to eliminate debit cards to promote digital transactions

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Mumbai: The State Bank of India is planning to end the ubiquitous usage of debit cards from the banking system. “It is our wish to eliminate the debit cards, and am sure we can eliminate them,” said SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar on Monday while at the annual FIBAC, a banking conclave organised by the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) and industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).

A fifth of the population relies on the debit card service of this largest lender. In Spite of this huge reliance, SBI plans to promote more digital payment solutions and eliminate the plastic cards. The chairman of the bank Rajnish Kumar noted that there are around 90 crore debit cards in the country as against the 3 crore credit cards. He added that in order to achieve a debit card-less country, there are digital solutions like the bank’s own ‘Yono’ platform. With the aid of the Yono platform, customers can withdraw cash at the automated teller machines or pay for purchases at a merchant establishment without having a card at all, noted Rajnish Kumar.

Pointing out that virtual coupons are the future, Kumar said that the will be less usage of plastic cards in the next five years. Currently, there is the QR code which is a very inexpensive way of ensuring payments.

 

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